Tribute to BSG Wow, what a difference a few decades make.
I remember the original Battle Star Galactica, and although my brother loved—still does—it, I myself never got over the idea that the people in the original series were just too damned happy about having their planets blown to bits. So here they come, on a happy trail ride all the way to earth…
Thinking we’re going to take care of them all somehow. Oh the Galactica looked like it was in primo condition, Adama, much cleaner and more moral of character (aka Lorne Green) and I just couldn’t get over the idea that somewhere, Hoss and Little Joe were going to ride up and help old Pa take care of business.
And then there was that annoying kid with the mechanical rat/teddy bear…
And of course there were these…
I know I know, CGI wasn’t a blip on computer imaging radar back then. So it was up to the costume department to create these things. And they never looked believable.
And I had a great belly laugh when this thing came out…
Every episode I was sure KITT was going to utter the phrase “By your command.”
So, you can guess I wasn’t very enthusiastic when BSG came out. But after watching one episode I was hooked. It was dirty, gritty, sexy and very human. Nobody was happily traipsing through the galaxy hoping to find the lost thirteenth colony and set up shop on Earth. In this Galactica even Gaius Baltar gets laid!
But by god’s I was hooked.
This wasn’t 1970’s cheesy SCI FI, oh no. this
Is the haunting, beautiful/ugly sexy darkness I love in a television show.
And now it’s about to end.
Tonight, in fact, after three agnonizing episodes of treading water, the final two hour series finale shows. I’m going to miss it. This means
Buying the CD’s.
So, here’s what I want you to do, if you’re up to it.
Go through this blog, re watch the you tube clips and answer 5 short questions. Get back with me via comments.
Best answers gets the prize.
End of line.
Who played Captain Adama in the original series?
Who was the woman in the red dress in the fourth video?
Why were Kara Thrase and Lee Adama fighting in the last video?
What was the name of the car in knight rider? Why does it resemble a cylon?
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